UMRTH To Provide Rs 500 Cr To The State For Construction Of Bridges: Veeri

JAMMU, APRIL 20: Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (UMRTH) has conveyed its concurrence to the State Government for release of Rs.500 crore under Central Road Fund (CRF) exclusively for construction of bridges.

This was informed in a meeting convened by Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, held here today to review the progress of projects being executed by Jammu Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC).

The Minister directed Managing Director JKPCC and Chief Engineers R&B to ascertain the requirements in urban, rural and far flung areas and  prepare DPR’s  within week’s time for its onward submission to the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways.

Mr. Veeri also emphasized that the construction of bridges recently taken up under state plan and not covered by any designated funding scheme should also be covered under CRF so as to ensure its completion within two years time.

While giving the details of activities of the Corporation,   MD JKPCC Dalip Thusoo informed the Minister that presently 271 schemes are being implemented   at an estimated cost of Rs 2573.88 crore. It was further informed that work is in progress on 26 bridges which are expected to be completed during the end of current financial year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Veeri stressed upon the engineers to redouble their efforts for timely completion of all ongoing projects fro providing better amenities to the people.  

 

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